AFF’s Summer Series “Cinema Under the Stars” moves to Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park on Sunday, July 12th at 6:30 pm as we partner with Maysles Cinema and REEL Harlem: The Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival to present the New York premiere of The Amazing Nina Simone. Bring a lawn chair to this outdoor event which is free and open to the public! The evening will also feature a special performance by DJ Reborn showcasing selected songs of Nina Simone.
The Amazing Nina Simone reveals the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one of America’s true musical geniuses. The documentary film traces Nina’s roots from her upbringing in segregated North Carolina and follows her journey all the way to the South of France and the place where she finally found freedom.
The film will be introduced by its director, Jeff L. Lieberman, and Nina Simone’s brother, Sam Waymon.
Music performance begins at 6:30 pm and film screening begins at sunset (approximately 8:30 pm).
Location: Jackie Robinson Park, 148th Street & Bradhurst Avenue, Harlem, New York
Rain location: Maysles Cinema at 343 Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Blvd) between 127th & 128th streets, New York, NY 10027
About the Performer:
DJ Reborn is a trailblazing international DJ, sound collage artist, hip hop theater musical director and arts educator. She has spent the last two decades utilizing her passion for music and her skills as a DJ to traverse within these worlds and make an impact. Reborn has a myriad of impressive credits to her career including working as the touring DJ for Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam and opening for The Roots and John Legend. She has also deejayed live on BET and for the live telecast of the NAACP Image Awards as well as the MSNBC telecast of the One Nation Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. She lives and works bi-coastally between NYC and LA.